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IMU Chennai Admission 2024: Eligibility, Application, Process, & Last Dates

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On Admissions

Q:   Can I join IMUC directly?


No, you cannot join IMUC directly. To qualify for admission to the university, you must pass the IMUC entrance exam. Every year in May or June, the IMUC entrance exam is held. There are two ways to take the exam: online and offline. Three areas make up the exam: chemistry, physics, and mathematics. There are a limited number of places available in each program, therefore the IMUC entrance exam is a competitive exam. When deciding who gets admitted, the IMUC admissions committee takes into account your performance in IMUC entrance exam, Your JEE Main result, How well you performed academically in high school, Your extracurricular pursuits.


Q:   How to get into IMU Chennai?


To get into IMU Chennai, candidates must qualify for the IMU Common Entrance Test (IMU CET). Following the exam, an online counselling process is conducted where seats are allocated based on the candidates' ranks. Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria and complete the application process on the IMU official website. Admissions for MBA and M.Tech can also be based on CAT/MAT/CMAT and GATE/CUET (PG)/PGCET scores, respectively. For PhD programmes, a separate exam and interview are required.


Q:   Does IMUC accept JEE score?


Yes, IMUC admits students with JEE scores into its B.Tech degrees. When determining admissions, IMUC takes a number of variables into account, including the JEE score. In addition, the student's achievement on the IMUC entrance exam, extracurricular activities, and high school academic record are taken into account by IMUC. Students wishing to enroll in the B.Tech programs at IMUC must possess a valid score from the JEE Main. The minimal score needed for admission in JEE Main differs based on the program for which the applicant is applying. If a student satisfies the eligibility requirements, they can apply online for admission to IMUC's B.Tech programs. They must submit their JEE Main score along with the necessary documentation.


Q:   What courses are offered at IMU Chennai?


IMU Chennai offers a variety of courses including BTech in Marine Engineering, BSc in Nautical Science, and BBA in Logistics, Retailing, and E-Commerce. For postgraduate studies, it provides MBA programmes in International Transportation & Logistics Management and Port & Shipping Management. Additionally, there is a Diploma in Nautical Sciences (DNS) leading to BSc (Applied Nautical Sciences). The campus also offers doctoral programmes and PG Diplomas.


IMU Chennai BTech Admission 2024

12 courses 3 - 4 years
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iconEligibility Criteria

  • 10+2 with 45% aggregate
  • Accepting Exams: IMUCET, TNEA, JEE Main, MHT CET, CBSE 12th, Tamilnadu 12th

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DatesUpcoming Events
11 Jul '24 - 18 Jul '24
TNEA 2024 Grievances Redressal
19 Jul '24
IMU CET 2024 Last date for acceptance of allotted seat for round 2
22 Jul '24 - 23 Jul '24
TNEA 2024 Counseling for Government (7.5%) Special Reservation Categories (Online)
20 Jul '24 - 23 Jul '24
IMU CET 2024 Certificates Verification for round 2
14 Jul '24 - 24 Jul '24
MHT CET 2024 Counselling RegistrationOngoing
DatesPast Events
17 Jul '24
IMU CET 2024 Publication of Second Selection List
8 Jul '24 - 11 Jul '24
IMU CET 2024 Certificates Verification for round 1
6 Jul '24
IMU CET 2024 last date for acceptance of allotted seat for round 1
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Q:   What is the selection process for B.Tech and what is the minimum JEE score required?


The admissions process for the B.Tech programs at Indian Maritime University (IMU) is clearly established. IMUC CET, JEE Main, or LEET are the application methods available to candidates. Those who make the shortlist will be invited for counseling, where they can select the IMU campus and B.Tech programme of their choice, based on their exam results. The minimum JEE score required for a B.Tech at IMUC varies based on the candidate's category; it is generally 80% for General Category, 75% for OBC, 65% for SC, 60% for ST, and 75% for EWS.  The cut-off marks can vary every year so the candidates should frequently visit and check for the JEE score for admission every year.


Q:   How many seats are available for the BE/BTech programme at IMU Chennai and its affiliated institutes?


IMU Chennai offers a total of 180 seats for the BE/BTech programme. Specifically, IMU Chennai itself has 80 seats available. Additionally, the International Maritime Institute provides 60 seats, while the Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies contributes another 40 seats. This allocation ensures a diverse range of opportunities across these institutes.

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What students say about IMU Chennai Indian Maritime University (IMUC)
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There were a lot of companies visiting our college for placements drives like Adani, Leap International, Bruhat, Cogo Port, etc.
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Many companies give importance to girl cadets, and they got placed in the starting of their final year.
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Diploma in Nautical Science - Batch of 2024
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True Review of IMI by ex student .
Placements: Good thing is that in dns course, we first get placed in a reputed company, then our course starts. All the students were placed in a good company. The maximum package was around 8.4 LPA and the minimum was 3 LPA with average of around 5.4 LPA. Top recruiting company was M.Sc. Feet Management, Wallem Ship Management All students will get a chance to do internship in above mentioned companies .
Infrastructure: We have a 24-hour Wi-Fi connection in our cabins, and the classroom is large enough for each batch of 40 students, with whiteboards and projectors. The physics lab, seamanship lab, computer lab, and workshop LAN are also available. The hostel is up to the mark; we have study tables, chairs, study lamps, fans, AC, almirahs, and beds. The food is also good. Delicious food is available for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. A doctor comes every day (except Sunday) in the morning until 9:00 a.m. There is almost every sport to play.
Faculty: The faculty was experienced, and they had provided everything relevant to our course of Diploma in Nautical Science. Even after the completion of our course, we can connect ourselves to them if we face any difficulties in the future. There were different teachers for different subjects, and there were fixed hours of teaching for every teacher so as not to create an excessive burden on teachers.
Other: The best thing about our course is that we get to learn a lot, and there are lots of jobs after completion of our cadetship. In this course, we get to learn about meteorology, firefighting, stars, the moon, the sun, river oceans, and more. Which is quite interesting.
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BBA in Logistics, Retailing and E-Commerce - Batch of 2024
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If I talk about placements, they are average; faculty members are knowledgeable.
Placements: Around 50% of students placed in 2024 have placements that, if I talk about them, are quite poor, like the minimum of 3 LPA and the highest of 4.5 LPA. Companies basically come from the logistics sector only because our course is in logistics retail, e-commerce and supply chain.
Infrastructure: Facilities are average. Classrooms don't have AC; Wi-Fi is only in libraries, not in classrooms; the library is good. If I talk about hostels, I don't know about that much because Imu is not providing hostels for boys; they are only available for girls right now. Mess food is also available, the canteen is not there, and the medical facilities are good.
Faculty: The faculty is good; they are very knowledgeable in IMU and helpful too. The course curriculum is relevant; yes, it does make industry students ready; it is quite good. If I talk about the college exams, the difficult level is not that much like it is easy or average; the passing percentage is 33%.
Other: I chose this course because it was a new one The logistics sector is slowly booming in the industry; improvement is much needed in the college; fests are not there only once a year; classrooms need AC because in the south it is so hot; There are no sports.
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B.Tech. in Marine Engineering - Batch of 2021
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Apart from placements everything was good at Coimbatore Marine college.
Placements: Coimbatore Marine College did not have very many placement opportunities for its students. Very few of the students in this batch get placed at this college. The average package offered at the college was between 3 and 6 LPA. Students were not getting proper placement support from the college. Internships were also not given to the students.
Infrastructure: The infrastructure available at the Coimbatore Marine College for our course was good. College had a pretty big campus. All the necessary facilities were provided to the students by the management. The college has facilities such as a hostel, canteen, Wi-Fi, library, labs, sports, etc. for its students. The food in both the college canteen and mess was average.
Faculty: The faculty of the Coimbatore Marine College was good for our course. Teachers available in our course are experienced, and we'll be qualified at this college. They were using all their experience for the students development. The course curriculum was also relevant and made students industry-ready. Exams were not that hard to pass at this college for our course. Overall, the teaching quality was good enough at this college.
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B.Tech. in Marine Engineering - Batch of 2027
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Reviewing Coimbatore Marine College.
Placements: This course is under IMU University. The eligibility for this course is the need to clear IMUCET exam with a good rank having 60% in PCM and 50% in English compulsorily. You need to take a medical test from DG approved hospital which includes an eye check up. I secured 4200 rank in IMUCET exam. Our batch of B.Tech ‘23 with a strength of 38 students includes one girl. The IMUCET exam is not a tough exam. You just need to concentrate on school level PCM only along with a little aptitude knowledge, this will make you clear the IMUCET exam very easily.
Infrastructure: Our college is constructed in the model of a ship which is named as TS Clarissa. The entire campus is also labeled with shipping terms only. This makes the cadets practice and learn the shipping terms. An engine room is available with real marine 4 strokes engine and other marine auxiliary machines. This makes the students learn about marine machinery and equipments easily. Deck side along with the aviation room is available with all the aviation equipments like a steering box, etc. The college is located in very good environment. The hostel is available inside the campus. Separate hostels are available for boys and girls. All the hostel rooms are non AC. Two hostels for boys and one hostel for girl cadets are available inside the campus. The hostel rooms are constructed with good air ventilation. 2 to 4 cadets can stay in one room. The only drawback is the power cut which creates tension in the summer season.
Faculty: Mostly the faculty members of this college are sailors. Other than the sailing staff, a few senior professor are handling some subjects. The sailing staff shares their own experience which helps the students learn more about sailing and other details. Chief Engineer and Captain are handling marine papers which is very good to gain more knowledge and experience. This course is under IMU University, the syllabus and questions are prepared by IMU University only. The paper evaluation is very strict. Exams consist of 70 marks. Out of 70, you need to get 35% to pass. The question papers are some times repetitions of previous years, mostly they ask new questions. Without studying, we will not able clear the semester exams. If you study a subject’s basic concepts, you can clear the exam easily. They frame new questions from basics concepts only.
Other: If you want to study this course for a low fee, my suggestion is you choose this college because for the money you pay, you will gain good knowledge. The drawback is that the placements are not available in this college. You need to try on your own.
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Graduate Marine Engineering (GME) - Batch of 2024
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Pursuing GME with Synergy sponsorship at HIMT.
Placements: The placements at HIMT are very good compared to the other training institutes, because in our batch, 85 percent of the cadets got placed in various companies like Synergy, IMEC, Fleet Management, etc. My placement story has been one roller coaster ride. There have been so many ups and downs throughout this journey but by god's grace I came out victorious.
Infrastructure: The infrastructure at HIMT is well structured and well maintained with latest technology and facilities. 100% attendance is compulsory here. The college campus has new buildings that look well maintained. They conduct fests and events which is kind of good here. The college is located outside the city so the travel distance is tiring.
Faculty: The faculty members are qualified and have 20 years of sailing experience with shipping companies. The exams are conducted externally. The faculty members here are Chief Engineers and Captains who are seasoned. We have well experienced instructors who help in providing hands on training in workshops.
Other: There are lot of cultural activities conducted in the campus where all the Cadets can enjoy their college time including seminars, quizzes, and power point presentations for the students to brush up their knowledge.
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IMU Chennai Admission 2024 FAQs

Q:   Which entrance exam scores are accepted by IMUC for admission?


Scores from a variety of entrance tests are accepted by the Indian Maritime University (IMU) for admission to its undergraduate and graduate programs. These include IMUC CET, JEE Main, LEET, and IMU-PGCET for undergraduate degrees. These include GATE and IMU-PGCAT for postgraduate degrees. IMUC may take into account extracurricular activities, employment history, and academic standing in addition to entrance exam results. It is recommended that applicants visit the IMU website to get up-to-date details on approved entrance examinations and prerequisites. IMUC is a public university in India that provides instruction and training in marine subjects. The Indian government's Ministry of Shipping founded the university in 2008. Six constituent institutions of IMU are dispersed throughout India. The university provides marine studies undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate programs.


Q:   Which is the top course of IMUC?


The B.Tech in Marine Engineering is the best course offered by IMUC. One of the top colleges in the world to offer this highly acclaimed education in the maritime business is IMUC. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has accredited the curriculum, and maritime companies highly value its graduates. Other well liked and sought-after courses offered by IMUC include the B.Tech in Maritime Administration, the M.Tech in Marine Engineering, the M.Tech in Nautical Science, and the MBA in Maritime Studies. The best course for you will ultimately rely on your personal preferences and professional objectives.


Q:   Can I get into IMUC with 70% in class 12th?


It's hard to predict with certainty if a 70% in class 12 will get you into IMUC without knowing your individual circumstances and the level of competition in the year you're applying. Still, 70% is not bad, and you might stand a chance of getting accepted. In the area of maritime education and training, the Indian Maritime University (IMU) is a well-known establishment. The average cut-off for most courses is approximately 80%, and there is fierce rivalry for admission to IMUC. The Admission in IMUC is based on the cutt-off qualification mark of every individual students . There are two exams in the IMUC BTech entrance exam: Paper I (Physics and Chemistry) and Paper II (Mathematics). There are one hundred multiple-choice questions in Paper I, which takes three hours to complete. Paper II comprises 100 multiple-choice questions and lasts for three hours as well. The entrance exam for IMUC BTech is extremely competitive. More than 10,000 people applied to take the test in 2022. The ratio of selection was 1:20.


Q:   Is IMUC a good option?


In order to pursue a profession in the maritime industry, students should choose IMUC. Modern facilities, good placement record, and great academic reputation are all attributes of the university. Programs in marine studies, including marine engineering, nautical science, and maritime administration, are widely available at the undergraduate and graduate levels through IMUC. The programme is applicable to the maritime sector, and the instructors are knowledgeable and competent. Through internships and apprenticeships, students at IMUC can obtain practical experience in the workplace thanks to its numerous ties with maritime companies. Students at IMUC have a very good placement history. Leading marine enterprises worldwide place a large number of pupils in well-paying positions.


Q:   What is the admission process for undergraduate programmes at IMU Chennai?


Admissions to undergraduate programmes at IMU Chennai, except for BBA, are conducted through the IMU Common Entrance Test (CET). Candidates must register online and pay the registration fee to be eligible for the exam. After qualifying in the CET, candidates are shortlisted based on their ranks and called for counseling and seat allotment. The admission process ensures that students are selected based on merit and performance in the entrance test.


Q:   How is the IMU CET structured for undergraduate programmes?


The IMU CET for UG programs consists of 200 multiple-choice questions, comprising various subjects such as English, General Aptitude, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, all at the class 12 level. Candidates are evaluated based on their understanding of these subjects, testing their proficiency and knowledge in each area. The structure of the exam ensures a comprehensive assessment of candidates' aptitude and readiness for undergraduate studies in maritime education.


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Answered 4 months ago

No, you can not get direct admission to IMU Chennai. However, To gain admission to B.Tech at IMU Chennai (Indian Maritime University), candidates must pass the Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test (IMU CET). Therefore, direct admission to B.Tech at IMU Chennai is not possible; candidates


Muhammed Swalih

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Answered 8 months ago

The application forms for Indian Maritime University (IMU) were made available on November 15, 2023. The forms can be downloaded from the official IMU website. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2024. IMU is a public university in India that provides instruction and training in maritime stu



Ankush Kumar Bharti S

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Answered 9 months ago

The Indian Maritime University (IMU) was established in 2008 to provide maritime education, training, and research. To join IMU, candidates can follow these steps: 
  • Fill out the IMU CET application form on the IMU website.
  • Submit the application form and required documents by post or email.
  • Appear for


Saket Thakur

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Answered 9 months ago

Candidates can join IMU Navi Mumbai Indian Maritime University through the Common Entrance Test (CET). The university conducts the CET online to shortlist students for various courses. Candidates must apply online and then appear for the IMU-CET. 
To be eligible for admission, candidates must meet th


Saket Thakur

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Answered 9 months ago

 Admissions to the majority of IMU programmes are conducted through IMU CET. The exam is followed by an online counselling process, wherein seats are allotted primarily on the basis of candidate's rank.


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